With all due respect to Steve Roy ( who has now succumb to the daily grind and closed his Blog ) there is a daily grind to this business of Blogging. Reading his last post “This Is Your Wake Up Call”, makes for some interesting reading. Only problem, is that as I was reading, it was an accurate reflection of what I have faced with Blogging. Anger, Fear, Desperation, Bitterness, Anguish ……. makes up a solid day of Blogging for me. Only thing though, I still love what I do here at Bloggers Market. Oh, I’ll move on eventually, but for now I’m here and your there.
For the new folks on the block, good luck …… you’re going to need it. As you start out on your path, you’re going to need some pretty tough resolve to get to where it is that you want to go. If you have it set in your mind to be a Blogger, then you’ll need to write and write some more, at least every single day for one or two years ….. that’s a grind!
Monetizing …… that’s a grind. You have to attract a market that will purchase your affiliate offers, otherwise your own products. You may be at the top for “Mommy Bloggers” but unless you sell diapers you’re out of luck.
You’ll need an editor; if I have to re-write another post due to my spelling ( was that spelling or mis-spelling ) I’m going to lose my mind ………. that’s a grind. There is a lot of mention about outsourcing your needs to others. As most Blogs are one person shows this will be tough and a grind in and of itself (something about if you want the job done right, do it yourself).
As you continue to grow and socialize, you will find yourself pulled in all sorts of directions (Alex Jeffreys speaks on this a good bit) ……. that’s a grind.
Lastly, don’t forget the ongoing challenge of trying to break through with your SEO efforts with Father Google. that’s really a grind (I don’t think anyone has any idea … SEO expert or not how to accomplish this)!
As I prepare to publish this post, I’ve been informed that I’m to develop a new “Consignment Shopping” software to be ready within four weeks (Talk about a grind). It took me five months to develop my own Linux Operating System.
Facing that grind with consistent action will ultimately determine where you wind-up with your Blogging efforts. Starting out I would never (repeat that word 30 times) never, never have expected it to be as hard as it has become to function and function productively on a daily basis.
Visions of Tim Ferriss dancing in my head as I prepare for another day at the grinder ………